2005: Joined Adam Ptacek and Aaron Jamieson as lone members of team to start all 50 games ... starting first baseman in every game ... second to Joe Glevenyak in home runs (7) and total bases (76) ... third on team in RBI (26) and at bats (187) and fourth in runs (24) ... steady in field with just five errors and .990 fielding percentage ... had first career four-hit game and drove in three runs and scored twice at Jacksonville State (2/26) ... strung together nine-game hitting streak from Feb. 25-March 19 ... homered and drove in four runs vs. West Virginia State (5/4) ... ripped home runs in consecutive games vs. Akron (5/7) and Dayton (5/8) ... vs. Akron, had second contest with three or more hits ... posted seven-game hitting streak from April 30-May 10, which included four multi-hit games ... blasted two-run homer in May 13 game vs. Ball State ... successful on all five stolen base attempts.
2004: Played in 45 games, starting 29 ... hit home runs in consecutive games, the home opener against West Virginia State (3/3) and following game against Concord (3/5) ... had hit or run scored in nine of 10 games from Feb. 28 at UAB to March 15 at Liberty ... was 2-for-4 with two RBI and run in win against Cleveland State (3/19) ... in doubleheader win over Akron (5/8) went 3-for-9 with four RBI ... went 5-for-13 in Ball State series win and hit home run each of final two games of series.
2003: Appeared in 46 games as utility player...batted .265 with 26 hits in 98 at bats ... scored game-winning run vs. EIU (3/1) ... hit first home run in win over Drexel (3/24) ... hit two-run game-winning home run against Morehead State (4/1) ... had two-RBI double in win over Kent State.
2002: Redshirted, did not play.
High School: Played at Lakota West High School in West Chester, Ohio ... named to all-league team as junior ... as junior, hit .395 with two home runs ... senior season, hit .300 with four home runs, including game-winning home run in regional semifinals ... led team to sectional championships in junior and senior year ... team won district championship his senior year ... also lettered in golf and basketball.
Personal: Born Aug. 11, 1982 ... parents are Brenda Stieger and Steve Thompson ... has sister, Alexa (14) ... major is business marketing.